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Master of Science in
Pastoral Care & Counseling

At a glance

Online
classes with local tutorials

36 Credit Hours

UGX 333,250
per credit hour

UGX 11,997,000 total for degree

Flexible
schedule

What is this programme all about?

With the pastoral care and counseling degree, you’ll expand your leadership capabilities and learn to combine advanced counseling methods with your ministry to improve the lives of those who are struggling with a variety of challenges including mental illness.

What will you be taught?

1. Gain the skills necessary to utilise theological principles in pastoral care and counseling
2. Promote spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wholeness through bible- based teaching
3. Grasp advanced counseling techniques
4. Learn to identify diversities in both clinical and biblical counseling theories

Where can you use these skills?

  • Pastoral counseling
  • Pastoral caregiving
  • Christian family services
  • Christian schools
  • Church counseling centers

How will you use these skills in your careers?

As a graduate, you can look for a variety of jobs in churches, mental health and counseling centers, substance abuse treatment centers and chaplaincies.

What will you be able to do in your new jobs?

  • Provide Bible-based counseling and guidance to couples and families
  • Combine advanced counseling methods with ministry skills to develop churches and faith-based organisations.
  • Administer pastoral counseling to individuals, couples and groups.

Which university is offering this programme?

Southeastern University, a Christ-centred institution based in Florida in the US, is partnering with Christian Halls to offer this programme in East Africa. Click here to visit the Southeastern University website to know more.

What are the admission requirements?

High school transcripts
(C grade or better)

Passport-size
photograph

Curriculum vitae
(CV or resume)

National identification
document

ACT or SAT scores
(optional)

What are the programme details?

In this graduate programme, you will be equipped and empowered in pastoral care and counseling skills in order to give strategic support to any church and faith- based organisation.
The courses included in the degree are listed below. Note that courses are not listed in the order they are taken. To read more about each course, please visit the SEU online catalog here.

Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Counseling (36 hours)

  • PMCC 5003 – FOUNDATIONS OF PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5013 – SPIRITUAL FORMATION FOR MINISTERS, LAY MINISTERS, AND MENTORS Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5023 – SELF-CARE FOR MINISTERS, LAY MINISTERS, AND MENTORS Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5033 – CRISIS INTERVENTION Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5043 – PSYCHOPATHOLOGY Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5053 – MARRIAGE AND FAMILY INTERVENTIONS, STRATEGIES, AND COUNSELING Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5063 – GROUP DYNAMICS AND TECHNIQUES Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5073 – PERSONALITY LEARNING THEORIES Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5083 – PASTORAL COUNSELING, MENTORING, AND LIFE COACHING Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5093 – HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5103 – PRACTICUM I Credits: 3
  • PMCC 5203 – PRACTICUM II Credits: 3
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